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Arlyn Ebbighausen

August 14, 1923 - December 13, 2014

Gathering:

6-8 PM Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the Hillsboro United Parish UCC-UMC and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Wednesday

Prayer Service:

7 PM Tuesday at the church

Funeral Service:

2 PM Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the Hillsboro United Parish UCC-UMC

Burial:

Riverside Cemetery in Hillsboro

Arrangements:

Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

Arlyn Ebbighausen

August 14, 1923 - December 13, 2014

Obituary

Arlyn M. Ebbighausen, age 91, of Hillsboro died peacefully on December 13, 2014 at the Halstad Living Center under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Arlyn Muriel (Hong) Ebbighausen was born to Christ A. and Martha (Anderson) Hong in the family home in Buxton, ND on August 14, 1923. Arlyn grew up in Buxton and graduated from high school in the new gymnasium, class of 1941. She always had good things to say about the city of Buxton and the rural area. Without the consent of her parents, Arlyn slipped away to a dance at the Nielsville Legion Hall and met her future husband, Edward Ebbighausen. She often said, “It was the best dance she ever went to!” Edward and Arlyn were married on May 16, 1942 in her parents home. After her marriage she moved to a farmstead northeast of Hillsboro. Her goal in life was to advance the Christian, academic, and family values to the entire family. She was so successful. For 67 years she was an active member of the Eldorado Willing Workers Homemakers Group. At the Wesley Methodist Church, later the Hillsboro United Parish, many positions were held. Religious education, building committee and music were some, but 23 years as Sunday School Teacher was her most memorable position. It was remarkable to watch her dedication and love to a son with developmental disabilities, Edward Jr.

She is survived by her children, Edward Jr. of Grand Forks; daughter, Deb and Tom Eblen (grandchildren – Jason, Megan, Kristen) of Hillsboro; and son, Bradley whom she lived on the farmstead with until 3 months before her passing, and one dog Kali.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband of 43 years, Edward; her sisters, Mae and Einar Holt, Nora and Art Sorum; her brothers, Curtis and Alice Hong; Clifford Hong and Lloyd Hong.

We are not saying goodbye; we will greet you in heaven.

Memorials are preferred to the Hillsboro United Parish.

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14 responses to “Arlyn Ebbighausen”

  1. Roger Tweten says:

    Mesa AZ
    Brad, Edward, Deb,

    I am sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I have many fond memories of Arlyn.

  2. Melissa Schalesky Lawrence says:

    Watauga TexasJust heard about Auntie Arlyn today. I have fond memories of visiting the farm in Hillsboro. My prayers for peace and comfort to the family at this time of loss.

  3. Dennis Craig says:

    Corcoran CABrad & Edward,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a very kind and caring person. I will always remember how she would invite you in and share in what ever food she was cooking or goodies that she always had for the holidays. No matter how old I was getting, she always referred to us as “kid”. She lived a good long life. Know that she is in a better place, and has no more pain or suffering. She will be dearly missed.

  4. Jack and MariDon Sorum says:

    Minot North Dakota
    Aunt Arlyn was a inspiration to all of us. She loved life and family. We were blessed to have her join us for most holidays and family events. Gatherings were so fun when Arlyn would join the group! We loved her sense of humor and spice! She will be missed! With Love, Jack, MariDon, Luke, and Logan Sorum

  5. Tammy Goldade DeSautel says:

    Fargo ND
    Arlyn was an inspiration to me! She was a pioneer advocate for parents who have a child with special needs. We had wonderful conversations about raising our kids at home when others advised otherwise.

    She did so much to pave the way for Macy’s generation and I am grateful to her for that.

    She was a great teacher and very kind and loving woman. I’m very sorry for your loss.

  6. Pastor Dale Emery says:

    Grand Forks ND
    She was a great saint of the church.

  7. Dixie Duncan says:

    We will miss you dearly, my kids loved you like they loved grandma Nora. Thanks for being a wonderful, loving and kind Great Great Aunt!

  8. Roger Tweten says:

    Mesa AZBrad, Edward, Deb,

    I am sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I have many fond memories of Arlyn.;

  9. Melissa Schalesky Lawrence says:

    Watauga TexasJust heard about Auntie Arlyn today. I have fond memories of visiting the farm in Hillsboro. My prayers for peace and comfort to the family at this time of loss.;

  10. Dennis Craig says:

    Corcoran CABrad & Edward,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a very kind and caring person. I will always remember how she would invite you in and share in what ever food she was cooking or goodies that she always had for the holidays. No matter how old I was getting, she always referred to us as \”kid\”. She lived a good long life. Know that she is in a better place, and has no more pain or suffering. She will be dearly missed.;

  11. Jack and MariDon Sorum says:

    Minot North DakotaAunt Arlyn was a inspiration to all of us. She loved life and family. We were blessed to have her join us for most holidays and family events. Gatherings were so fun when Arlyn would join the group! We loved her sense of humor and spice! She will be missed! With Love, Jack, MariDon, Luke, and Logan Sorum;

  12. Tammy Goldade DeSautel says:

    Fargo ND

    Arlyn was an inspiration to me! She was a pioneer advocate for parents who have a child with special needs. We had wonderful conversations about raising our kids at home when others advised otherwise.

    She did so much to pave the way for Macy’s generation and I am grateful to her for that.

    She was a great teacher and very kind and loving woman. I’m very sorry for your loss.;

  13. Pastor Dale Emery says:

    Grand Forks ND

    She was a great saint of the church.;

  14. Dixie Duncan says:

    We will miss you dearly, my kids loved you like they loved grandma Nora. Thanks for being a wonderful, loving and kind Great Great Aunt!;

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